Windows 8 is nearly one and a half years old. Unfortunately for Microsoft, Windows 8 has had its fair share of troubles since its release. Without getting into specifics, consumers didn’t really like Windows 8 and found it confusing to use when compared to older versions of Windows. That was bad for Windows 8’s sales figures and it meant that many users refused to upgrade from Windows 7.
Windows 8.1 released to limited fanfare a few weeks ago. But what’s next for the world’s largest software company? Is it Windows 8.2? Or Windows 9? For the purpose of this article, we’re going to assume Microsoft is working on Windows 8.2. Windows 8 could certainly use one more update before Microsoft releases Windows 9, as there are plenty of problems to fix. Whether it’s Windows 8.
Windows 8.1 has been out for a few weeks now and that has given us plenty of opportunities to find tips, tricks, and secrets with the new operating system upgrade. Here are a few of our favorite tips and tricks designed to get the most out of your PC: Boot directly to your desktop One of the most annoying features of Windows 8 was the inability to boot directly to your desktop. Microsoft so desp
Windows RT has been a troubled operating system from the start. The first and biggest problem is that Microsoft never bothered to show customers the difference between Windows RT and Windows 8. In fact, it basically blended the two operating systems together in its advertising. There is a huge difference between Windows RT and Windows 8. Namely, Windows RT users can only access the bad part of
The Windows 8.1 trial has been available to users for a few months now. Microsoft used that trial to tweak the operating system and respond to user complaints (we hope). Now, the first upgrade to Microsoft’s latest OS is ready to be installed on computers. Windows 8.1 just entered the ‘RTM’ (Released to Manufacturers) stage of development, which means that Microsoft’s manufacturing part
Microsoft made the stupid decision not to add a Start button to Windows 8 when the operating system first launched. And Microsoft, in its stubborn denial of reality, will mostly continue that trend with Windows 8.1, which will add something that looks like a Start button but doesn’t act like one. Windows 8.1 is due out October 17, but Chinese manufacturer Lenovo will not wait for Microsoft to
Windows RT has faced criticism since its release. The biggest criticism is that consumers don’t know what Windows RT is. They may buy a Windows tablet hoping to enjoy Windows-like performance, only to realize that Windows RT is just a less functional shell of Windows 8. Well, Windows RT isn’t dead yet. After two of Microsoft’s biggest manufacturing partners (Asus and Acer) ditched Windows
Windows 8 was released in October of 2012. Since that time, Windows 8 laptops and tablets have been released in the millions. Unfortunately, sales of all of these devices have been mostly underwhelming. The tech world already knew that, but when pressed for comment, Microsoft would always say that sales figures were right on track and that the company had sold plenty of Windows 8 licenses. W
Windows 8 is not growing as quickly as previous versions of Windows. But there are still millions of Windows 8 users around the world. Today, we’re going to tell you how to use one of the most useful parts of Windows 8 – the advanced startup options tool. Access the advanced startup options menu -Press the Windows Key + I and click Change PC Settings, then click the General button and click
Windows 8.1, or Windows Blue, or whatever you want to call it, has been on the horizon for quite some time. Today, that horizon got a lot closer as Microsoft finally revealed some of the key features in Windows 8.1. And yes, it looks like Microsoft is bringing back the Start button. Check out the video below to get an idea of the kind of new features that Windows 8.1 will bring to the table. So